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't dare travel far in baghdad. like many parents, youssif's mother and father kept him close to home, in hopes of keeping him safe. on january 15th, a monday, youssif was just outside the front door eating chips and playing. his father was at work. his mother zaina was inside their small home. [ speaking arabic ] >> youssif's father took youssif here to kindi hospital. doctors at the baghdad hospital scraped the dead skin from youssif's face with no anesthetic, an incredibly painful process. [ speaking arabic ] >> when youssif returned home after 20 days, he was a different child and not just because of the scarring across much of his young face. [ speaking arabic ] >> months after the attack, youssif stood in the spot where he was burned. he said three masked men poured gasoline on him and then set him on fire. i was burning, youssif says. [ speaking arabic ] >> youssif now spent his days inside his baghdad home, playing computer games. youssif told his mother zaineb his friends shunned him. [ speaking arabic ] >> once outgoing, energetic, and happy, youssif was now withdrawn, sulle
was inside their small home. >> yusuf's father took yusuf here to the hospital. doctors at the baghdad hospital scraped the dead skin from his face with no anesthetic, an incredibly painful process. >> when yusuf returned home after 20 days, he was a different child, and not just because of the scarring across much of his young face. months after the attack, yusuf stood in the spot where he was burned. he said three masked men poured gasoline on him and then set him on fire. i was burning, yusuf says. >> yusuf now spent his days inside his baghdad home, playing computer games. yusuf told his mother zainid his friends shunned him. >> once outgoing, energetic, and happy, yusuf was now withdrawn, sul en, angry. zained describes other ways the old yusuf was gone. len, angry. zained describes other ways the old yusuf was gone. >> coming up, you receive says parents look for help close to home and end up fining it all over the world through generosity of strangers. stay with us. an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. t
: and margaret warner in baghdad examines the challenges iraqis still face in their daily lives. >> woodruff: then, from mexico city, we learn the latest on the arrest of an alleged drug lord from jason beaubien of npr. >> lerher: we have another in john merrow's reports on the washington, d.c., schools. tonight he looks at a new test for teachers. >> how can you possibly have a system where the vast majority of adults are running around thinking i'm doing an excellent job when what we're producing for kids is 8% success. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown updates the story of new orleans musician and scholar michael white, five years after katrina. >> i went through a serious period of depression, of anger, of many different kinds of emotions. and then i came to realize the most valuable thing that i have i never lost. it's inside. it's that music tradition. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for pub
are going on between the israelis and palestinians. the american the vice-president said baghdad is close to forming a new government. and no regrets from tony blair about his decision to invade iraq. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers in the states on pbs and also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- how your name and postcode can affect your chances of getting a job in france. and of film actors it talks about her work with an iranian director -- and a film actor talks about her work with an iranian director. the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, has described the palestinian residents as his partner for peace and says he is seeking to end the conflict for once and for all. but leaders have had preliminary discussions with president obama in washington before talks on thursday. mr. obama says the peace initiative is making progress. there have not been direct israeli-palestinian talks for 20 months. barack obama also condemned the killing of four israelis who were killed on the west bank yesterday. >> there are going
patrols and checkpoints. there is no u.s. soldier in sight. u.s. vice president joe biden was in baghdad to preside over the formal end to the u.s. combat mission. iraq's prime minister called it an historic day. >> today, iraq is sovereign and independent with full ownership of its decisions and everything related to its present and future. august 31 will remain an immortal day shares by the iraqi people. -- cherished by the iraqi people. >> 50,000 troops remain focusing on trading the military, but they will still accompany forces on patrols and on high-risk missions. washington's current plan foresees a final withdrawal at the end of next year. >> rescue workers in chilly have begun work on an escape shaft with 33 miners trapped underground. they began drilling a test hole on thursday with a special drill had flown in from germany. officials say could take up to four months to reach the miners, who were found more than a week ago 700 meters below the surface. they have been trapped for a total of 26 days, a record in recent mining history. for some good news now, steve is here with th
's very frustrating. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner in baghdad reports on iraqis' daily frustrations with an essential element of modern life-- electricity. >> lehrer: mark shields and david brooks give their analysis of the week's news. >> woodruff: and tom bearden, in morgan city, louisiana, looks at how even the b.p. oil spill couldn't stop the 75th annual shrimp and petroleum festival. despite a lot of concerns about the future, this town is ready to party. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the august jobs report turned out a mixed bag of results today. there were slight improvements in the private sector, but they were not enough to reduce overall unemployment. ray suarez has our story. >> suarez: more people found work in construction as the summer closed, and in hospitals
>>> good morning. suicide bombers today go after a familiar target in baghdad, the same recruitment center where 48 were killed just two weeks ago. this of course comes four days now after the u.s. formally handed over military command to the iraqis. a lot of people are asking how did iraqi security forces perform? >>> also, censored. craigslist taking down its adult services section after criticism from the cnn center, this is "cnn sunday morning." it is 6:00 a.m. where i sit in atlanta, georgia, 1:00 p.m. in baghdad, glad you could be with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we welcome troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq and afghanistan. thank you for starting your day with us. we start in iraq, security in the country has been fresh on the minds of people here in the u.s. and around the world after the u.s. formally handed command to the iraqis. suicide bombers going after a familiar target. we want to go to our arwa damon in baghdad for us. arwa, yes, of course the security has been fresh on the mind after the formal handover but truth be known iraqi forces have been in the lea
in atlanta. 1:00 p.m. in baghdad. wherever you may be, glad you're right here. welcome to you at home, and a special welcome to our troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq, afghanistan, around the world. glad you're here and glad you do what you do. >>> also coming up, over the next 90 minutes, honoring an american service member from a secret war. his act of selfless courage saved the lives of two comrades, cost him his life. now the nation will honor him with its most prestigious medal. >>> also, what is wrong with this picture? it's a gathering of world leaders, but something's a little off in this photo. we'll show you the close-up and tell you why it's raising eyebrows in egypt. >>> also, the growing popularity of fantasy football. it's a money-making venture now that's getting bigger and bigger. going to tell you about the bold lengths some people are going to in order to play the game. >>> but let's start with sarah shourd, the american held in iran for more than a year. she's coming home this morning. she was released on tuesday. she and her two hiking companions w
art, the reality of the baghdad bombing brought to a u.k. gallery. why fuller-sized models will be parading the catwalks during fashion week. first, the u.n.'s new aid coordinator will spend her first day on the job touring pakistan. she went there before setting foot in her office in new york. latest figures suggest 8 million people are in need of emergency aid. 1.8 million homes have been damaged or destroyed. mark doyle reports. >> baptism of fire. her first day as the united nations' top aide official. 20 million people are affected by the floods. 8 million are in immediate need of food, shelter, or medical care. people have taken refuge on riverbanks trying to regain some sort of normality. valerie want to see for herself what the real needs of these people are. for many, the struggle is too hard. mosquitoes are breeding in floodwaters, spreading fever and disease. politics is never far away. some people say their farms have been sacrificed to save well- connected landowners further downstream. >> i am not concerning myself with those rumors that this point in time bec
was exploded on mutanabbi street in baghdad. mutanabbi street is a mixed shia-suni area. more than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. this locale is the historic center of baghdad book selling, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. named after the famous 10th century classic poet, al-mutanabbi, this is an old and established street for book selling and has been for hundreds of years. mutanabbi street also holds cafes, stationary shops, and even tea and tobacco shops. it has been the heart and soul of the baghdad literary and intellectual community. this tragedy is part of a w
to feel the culture of baghdad then this barbershop? after all, you can hear about concerns all day every day. i will have a little bit off the top, thank you. pour electricity supply, a few jobs. these are some of the things that the barber hears about to his customers. he says a political breakthrough could make things worse, not better. >> we will have more problems at the government is formed because the losers will not concede defeat and the situation could go back to the sectarian violence we saw a few years ago. >> the months of deadlock have taken their toll on people's faith in politicians across the board. many say that having a new government would not make much difference to their lives. there is one area where most agree the effect of the political vacuum is being felt -- and that is security. >> the security it could be handled more firmly. now they are hoping the terrorist, by having these political differences, that they can penetrate the cracks, if you like in the political system. >> on the stage in baghdad, actors are rehearsing in a new play. it is a black comedy about
the government, it will not be easy to take the capital. >> still to come, the grim reality of a baghdad bombing brought to a british museum, ny larger models will be on the catwalk. first, the euan's new aid coordinator spent her first day on the job training pakistan. the latest figures suggest 8 million people are still in need of emergency aid. it is estimated 1.8 million homes have been damaged or destroyed. >> a baptism of fire. it is one of the biggest crises they have seen. valerie wants to see for herself what their real needs are. politics is never far away. some people say their firms have been -- their firms have been flooded. >> the key has got to be that we save as many lives as possible. >> the long-term economic future depends on canals designed to control the flow of water. aid is crucial to saving lives here. in the long term, the mainly rural economy will depend on better management of the country's water. >> the american pastor who has been threatening to burn copies of the chiron -- koran says he has canceled his planned. a bitter twist in the philippines bus hostage crisis.
... when you would be from baghdad and you were up at 1:00 or 2:00 to do live with me at 11:00 depending on what we were taping, it was the thing that people always ask about. why doesn't that man get a hair cut. and i would say to them i don't think he knows a barber. he has an annual visit to a basher in london or somewhere who cuts his hair and he doesn't want to change that pattern in his life. >> well, i probably told this story before so i won't belabor you with it about how i made a pledge to a woman barber, hair dresser in this town, that i would never have my hair cut by anyone other than her. her father was a pilot who was killed in germany where my father was a commanding officer there. we discovered this over the first hair cut i had with her that my parents were at her father's funeral and were kind to her mother. we made this pledge, it suit odd me because since i was so rarely in london it meant that i didn't have to very rarely go get a hair cut. beyond that, it was that anybody who ever went to a british private boarding school as i did in the 1950s where if you allowed
street project today. >> on march fifth 2007 a car bomb was exexploded in baghdad, more than 30 people were killd and more than a hundred were wounded. this local is the historic center of baghdad book selling. a winding street filled with book stores and out door book stalls. named after the famous 10th century arab poet, this is an old and established street for book selling and has been for hundreds of years. book selling on this street is no different from book selling here. we traffic in memory, ideas and dreams. in that sense we feel the street starts at the front door of all of our book shops. monthknabe street starts here. >> just before the street was eviscerated by a searing length of deaths and despair, delusion and destruction that destroyed more than the 30 lives. twisted more than the 100 souls who were bent and crippled amidst it's rage. just before the moment you were the proclamation, the prayer as they summoned and swore laugh, controlled, denied and affirmed. did you hear the words as they fell. for 2,000 years we have. what do you think. this says, map, border, res
free. >> thank you, keith. really appreciate it. good evening from new york. and good morning, baghdad. it is already tomorrow in iraq, which means that it is the end of america's iraq war, which started there 7 1/2 years ago, for this reason. >> we know that iraq and al qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade. we've learned that iraq has trained al qaeda members in bomb making and poisons and deadly gases. iraq has sent bomb making and document forgery experts to work with al qaeda. iraq has also provided al qaeda with chemical and biological weapons training. >> he's a threat because he is dealing with al qaeda. >> iraq was linked to al qaeda, and therefore, to 9/11, and therefore, we had to invade iraq. none of that was true. and so when those rationales stopped passing the smell test, the bush administration decided to sell the american people instead on another justification for invading iraq. >> simply stated, there is no doubt that saddam hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. there is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against o
. >> thank you, keith. really appreciate it. good evening from new york. and good morning baghdad. it is already tomorrow in iraq, which means that it is the end of america's iraq war, which started there 7 1/2 years ago for this reason. >> we've learned that iraq has trained members in bomb making and poisons and deadly gases. >> iraq has provided with biological weapons training. >> he's a threat because he's dealing with al qaeda. >> iraq was linked to al qaeda and therefore to 9/11 and therefore we had to invade iraq. none of that was true. so when those rationals stopped passing the smell test, the bush administration decided to sell the american people instead on another justification for invading iraq. >> simply stated, there is no doubt that iran has weapons of mass destruction and that he is planning on using them against our friends, are allies, and against us. >> they are controlled by a murderous tyrant who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people. >> suddam hussein has and used mass destruction weapons against america. that, of course, has turned
government, vice president biden flew to baghdad. he has been there six times since taking office. while back in d.c., he runs the administration's monthly meetings on iraq. when i spoke with vice president biden yesterday, he had just met with the president and with the former commander of the u.s. forces in iraq, general ray odierno. i know you're just out of a meeting with general odierno, the departing commander of the u.s. you've been in iraq a number of times, including quite recently. you told "the new york times" last week, the bottom line is there are a lot of bad ass 50,000 troops that are left. these guys can shoot straight. 50,000 troops in country is still a big, big contention. with 50,000 as you put it bad ass troops -- >> and women can shoot too, by the way. >> they are in peril. since the handover, we have had u.s. killed in action and wounded in action. does it undercut their service and their sacrifice to say this is no longer a combat mission? why do we need to use that phrase-ology when it seems like they're in combat? >> i'll tell you why, because the iraqis, we've train
attacks in the heart of baghdad. a homicide bomber, setting off a car bomb, at a military headquarters, this morning. that attack killed 8 people, and injured 29 others. five of those dead are iraqi soldiers. and the blast rocked the city sending plumes of smoke over the skyline. militants tried to shoot their way inside the building an engaged in a fierce firefight with the guards and that came days after the u.s. declared an end to the combat role in iraq and as you may know security has been high in baghdad in anticipation of new attacks, to mark the change in the u.s. mission. >> jamie: the 33 men we have told you about, trapped underground in a chilean mine are speaking with relatives in a new way and in real time, saying there, i -- their "i love yous" by video conference. take a look. okay. we'll bring it to you later. since this point, the miners are actually trying to keep the communications going, as you know, they may be down there for several months. eric? >> eric: well, you know, there has been violence in northeast and despite that, secretary of state hillary clinton is t
in eastern baghdad. two attackers blowing up the rear side of the base. a bomb was detonated which allowed others to rush in and storm the base. they were held off for an hour in a raging gun battle. they were killed and found suicide belts on their bodies. the death toll had been higher if they got inside. this is just coming five days after president obama said the u.s. combat mission in iraq was over. clearly it's not over for the iraqi services who are now in full command. they're taking care of the protection of iraq civilians that can't take care of themselves it seems, tragic as the events are. tough job ahead getting up to speed and taking full control of looking after the people. america is here for another 15 months. its duty and job in the 15 months to bring rack rag security forces up to speed so incident like this don't happen. this incident was happened. not specifically today but the prime minister said they are expecting a large scale attack on particular targets across the country. that appears to have happened today. what happens going forward now? well, an investigation
talks in washington. >> woodruff: margaret warner reports from baghdad on the continued stalemate in forming a government, some five months after parliamentary elections. some of the political players may decide to use violence themselves as a pressure point. >> lehrer: newshour correspondent spencer michels examines the impact of u.s. supreme court rulings on local gun regulations in california. >> among the first results of the supreme court decisions on guns: gun shows like this may become more common in california. >> woodruff: plus an encore look at jeffrey brown's profile of tap dance great maurice hines passing the torch and tradition to a new generation. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the east coast kept a weather eye on the sea today, waiting for the arrival of hur
. >> that's why these soldiers when you talk to them, when dan harris does these pieces in baghdad, when you talk to these harris does these pieces in baghdad, when you talk to these soldiers that's the moment t guy: hey, sara. ohgosh. 'so cute. how do you know him? c'mon donovan, do it like i taught ya. ve the new tattoo,ara. let's go dude. what? dude, that's sara. who's sara? the girl in the pink shirt. that's the girl i was telling you about. oh, that's sara. theater two on your left. hey sara, whatolor underwear toda hey sara. so, whenou gonna post something new? announcer: anything you post onanneanee. milyfriends... e ya later, sara. even not-so-friendly people. >>> president obama declares a change in iraq. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> he says now the iraqi people have lead responsibility for their own security. >>> hurricane earl, incoming. and in north carolina, they are getting ready for a potential direct hit. >> gather up those supplies, put them in that water-tight box. >>> and a bitter battle. not over money or children. at stake is
is at camp victory and cnn's arwa damon who is in baghdad. chris, 50,000 troops are still there. what is their role? >> reporter: larry, they are going to be officially called advise and assist troops. they've already started to pretty much transition in a that role for some time. it basically means the roles have flip-flopped so whereas before u.s. troops would roll out of the wire, they would stage these operations, they would kick down these doors, they would conduct the raids, the iraqis would be hanging back. now that role has flip-flopped. now it's the iraqis planning the raids. now it's the iraqis going in. the u.s. would be more in a support role coaching them, advising them, being there if needed. if iraqis were conducting an operation the u.s. might be providing air support, capability on the ground. it's sort of the roles have now flip-flopped from leader to follower. >> larry: arwa, you've been in iraq for years. what are you hearing from the iraqis now that the combat mission is ending, are they a little nervous? >> reporter: they are very nervous, larry. iraqis largely f
. >> and what better place to feel the pulse of baghdad and in the barber shop. poor electricity supply, few jobs, daily violence. these are some of the things that he hears about from his customers. he says a political breakthrough could meaake things worse, not better. >> we will have more problems if a government is formed because the losers will not concede defeat. it could go back to the sectarian violence we saw a few years ago. >> the months of deadlock have taken their toll on people's faith in politicians. many say they do not believe that having a new government would make much difference to their lives. there's one area where most would agree that the effects of the political vacuum are being felt. that is security. >> i think the security could have been handled more firmly. now they're hoping by having this, they can [inaudible] >> on stage at the theater in baghdad, actors are rehearsing a new play. it's a black comedy about the relationship between politicians and the people. >> the fact that the government has not yet been formed is pure comedy. we can make fun of the governm
to the museum in baghdad for safekeeping. >> some are from iraq. some are from other seminarian territories. babylonian. >> many of the artifacts had been smuggled out of the country by a legal excavators' who come to this day, continue to scour iraq's archaeological sites. others were taken in 2003 when security collapsed and the treasures were looted. the museum has never recovered. it is so closed to the public, and no one knows when it will be open. even if the stolen artifacts are found again, they will come up for the moment, remained hidden from view. gabriel gatehouse, bbc news, in baghdad. >> the real like james bonds has been shedding light on their activity. mi6 has taken the unusual step of opening up its past. keith l. jefferies has been given exclusive access. >> fast torpedo boats used by mi6 soon after it was created in 1909. secret agents would be smuggled behind enemy lines. to date for the first time, mi6 has opened up its archives to tell the story of its early years. for the historian invited inside, it was an exciting opportunity. >> it is like a child in a sweet shop.
victory in baghdad, we're right outside of one of saddam's old palaces. not a lot of people in this country saw president obama's speech tonight because it took place at 3:00 in the morning when most were asleep. but the end of the combat mission here is a huge story and we've been here for more than a week, counting down the final hours. >> so now our escorts are leaving us because we're leaving the city proper. >> reporter: t-minus eight days until the end of a combat mission, and i'm sitting in the back of a u.s. army vehicle sweating like a pig in the heat. when we hear this report. >> it is an ied. >> two is probably a pretty fair assessment. >> talking about two bombs a day for people at home, who might be concluding the war is over -- that seems like it contradicts that. >> is there violence in iraq? yeah, absolutely. yeah, there's still bad things that happening. >> reporter: back in america, the big headline is, all the combat troops are leaving. do you feel like the war is over? >> we're combat troops. we're still here. we've still got a job to do. the names change
check point in baghdad. iraqi soldiers accuse the men in the car of having a bomb and being al qaeda terrorists. they threaten to kill them. you can see how freaked out the civilians are, but here's the punk. the bomb's a fake and the iraqi soldiers are in on it. the punkee is a comedian, the unwitting star of one of ago,'s most popular shows. terrorism, bombs, and the threat of death -- that's real hilarious. many iraqis say the show is in horrible taste and should be yanked. i got to say, i saw this, members of my team saw this, and we were pretty horrified. why? i can tell you first hand, i've driven through those checkpoints, and you just hope and pray that all you have to do is flash you're i.d. through the window and keep moving. when i was in baghdad, checkpoints were on almost every main corner. they are there of the deadliest targets in iraq. if you have to stop, you're a sitting duck. attackers love to bomb those spots. you're easy prey when you have to stop and get out of the car. how many times have we reported on troopers, innocent women and children, either police and m
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